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Ostr. London, British Library 12144 + 12150

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12144 + 12150
Publication Number O.Wilck. 157
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface abraded and damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) damaged at the surface
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Arrius Publianus, supervisor (epiteretes) of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Sarapion, for geometria phoinikonon of year 15 of Hadrian, paid by Bienchis, son of Onnophris, the prophetes, in year 16 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date year 16, tax year 15. l. 3 name: Petorzmethis ho kai Pl(oups?),l. 4 name P(eteurios), l. 5 apo = ono(matos), l. 6 Bien(chios). l. 7 Tybi 3. (not in ed.)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄριος Πουπλιανὸς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπιτη-
2ρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ.
3διέγρ(αψεν) Πετορζμῆθις ὁ καὶ Πλ ̣ ̣ ̣ 1ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣; perhaps Πλο̣ύ̣ψ̣?
4Π ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ 2ed. τιος ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 3 l. γεω(μετρίας) φοινικῶνος τοῦ ιε (ἔτους)
5Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ό̣ν̣όματος 4ed. απο
6Βιήνχ̣ι̣ο̣ς̣ 5ed. διαν ̣ ̣ ̣ Ὀννώφριος προφήτου
7 (δραχμὰς) ̣ (ἔτους) ις Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
8 Τυβ̣ι γ̅ 6om. ed.

1 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣; perhaps Πλο̣ύ̣ψ̣?
2 ed. τιος
3 l. γεω(μετρίας)
4 ed. απο
5 ed. διαν ̣ ̣ ̣
6 om. ed.
1Arrius Publianus and his associate supervisors
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Sarapion, assistant.
3Thus has paid Petorzmethis alias Pl(oups?),
4son of P---, for the survey tax on palm groves of the 15th year
5of Hadrian Caesar the lord, on the account of
6Bienchis, son of Onnophris, the prophetes.
7drachmas ?. Year 16 of Hadrian the lord,
8Tybi 3.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σο (places.xml#8)
  • ήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13010 man Arrius Publianus epiteretes Areios Pouplianos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 16 Tybi 03 131 December 30 CE date in text, date corrected.;



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    DatasetID 310183
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76728
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;157
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310183 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12144 + 12150), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .